Boss Andy Scott paid tribute to the Brentford fans who helped him land his first two signings of the summer.
Fanzine Thorne in the Side shelled out the fee for Croydon striker Moses Ademola, while the Lifeline Society stumped up the small fee for Bromley's Sam Wood.
Scott said: "Rich and Nick Hester wanted to put something into the club as they have been doing for years, and I came up with the suggestion of them contributing with a player. "It was the same with Lifeline. I spoke to Pete Gilham about their investment, and the feeling was it was going into an abyss.
Their cash was not going to anything which, from their point of view, was constructive, so I came up with the idea of them buying Sam Wood. "Although he won't be Lifeline's player, they made his signing possible, and I am very grateful for both contributions.
"Fans want to see their money actually going towards something rather than going into a big pot and being wasted."